From March 12-15, 2015, PLANET continued their tradition of bringing students and industry members together for Student Career Days. This year, we had four representatives at the career fair and were the lead sponsors of the “sales presentation event.” From the Career Fair, we were exposed to over 850 students from 65 colleges across the United States. This gave us the opportunity to meet with highly qualified candidates that could potentially join our team. Participation in the “sales presentation event” allowed us to watch students compete in challenges designed to test their abilities and skills needed for a career in the landscaping industry.
At the event, PLANET’s Landscape Career Guide was handed out and in it was an article featured on our internship program. Throughout our internship program, students rotate among various company branches, including residential installation, commercial installation, residential maintenance, commercial maintenance, water management, design, sales, estimating and integrated pest management. We believe this experience will give students the competitive advantage they need to enter the workforce.